Thursday, 14 October 2010

The creative process

Here's a little insight into the creation process of my latest illustration....
First, is the drawn picture, some background colour and a little colour added to the main design.

Next step is to add a bit of shading and to continue the colour, with a little bit of shading to the picture.

Now I concentrate on all the shading, so detail like the holly leaves and wellie boots are standing out from the page.

And finally, it's the little bits like the fluffy fur on the clothing, lettering and snowflakes to do!





10 comments:

Caroline B said...

Is this in watercolour or pencil? I always like the subtle effects you get in your pictures.

Magpie Magic said...

Interesting to see how you work. Not so different from the way I work digitally... I just don't have to wait for the paint to dry. LOL Cute picture! xo

Helz Cuppleditch said...

Thanks Caroline, it's watercolour, gouache and pencil!! H x

Helz Cuppleditch said...

Thanks Sybille... the option of not waiting for paint to dry is sometimes very tempting!! H x

♥♥ CHARITYCRAFTER! ♥♥ said...

Your work always brings a smile and a warm feeling x Leigh x

Helz Cuppleditch said...

Ahh, thanks Leigh! H x

natural attrill said...

I like the idea of handmade snowballs for sale, fun!
Penny.

Helz Cuppleditch said...

Thank you Penny! Helz x

Wrenaissance Art said...

I really love how the polka dots of the scarves and boots (and heart!) echo the round snowballs.
Very sweet! :-)

Helz Cuppleditch said...

Thank you! H x